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Greg Parker cuts ribbon on Lanier Drive Parker's Kitchen

Statesboro's newest Parker's kitchen located at 141 Lanier Drive across from Paulson Stadium is now open. Greg Parker, founder and CEO of Parker's was in Statesboro to cut the ribbon.

Greg Parker, founder and CEO of Parker’s – a nationally acclaimed convenience store company and food service leader – hosted a special ribbon cutting for a new Parker’s Kitchen  located at 141 Lanier Drive in Statesboro, Ga., on Sept. 15.  

Brad Boykin (L) accepts a check from Greg Parker (R). DeWayne Grice

$25,000 for Bulloch Schools

Parker also presented a $25,000 Fueling the Community check to Bulloch County Schools Assistant Superintendent of Business Services Brad Boykin to support local teachers and students. The unrestricted funds are part of the ongoing Parker’s commitment to supporting education and to making a transformative impact on local communities. Since 2011, the company has donated a portion of all gas sold on the first Wednesday of each month to area schools and has donated more than $2 million to schools in Georgia and South Carolina through the Fueling the Community initiative.

“We love Statesboro and are thrilled to offer our exceptional Parker’s Kitchen food to customers at our new store on Lanier Drive and to continue to support Bulloch County Schools,” said Parker’s founder and CEO Greg Parker. “We are committed to being part of the community in Statesboro and appreciate the support of our loyal customers across Bulloch County.”

Chad Wiggins, President of the Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber addressed the crowd. DeWayne Grice

Across from Paulsen Stadium

Strategically positioned at Lanier Drive and Chandler Road near the Georgia Southern University campus and the Allen E. Paulsen Stadium, the company’s newest retail offers award-winning, Southern-style, made-from-scratch Parker’s Kitchen food for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as a wide range of convenience items. The new Parker’s Kitchen store replaces a longtime Parker’s retail store located on the same site.

The bright, inviting store design features Lowcountry-inspired architecture with a modern, contemporary glass-front façade with lime-washed brick, handsome bracketry and designer lighting. The retail footprint offers indoor dining as well as an optimized interior layout to maximize efficiency for customers.

The newest Parker’s Kitchen in Bulloch County offers popular grab-and-go options as well as a hot bar serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily and convenient electronic kiosk ordering. Popular items include never-frozen, antibiotic-free, double-breaded Southern Fried Chicken Tenders, signature mac ‘n’ cheese and potato logs. Additional highlights include the Parker’s Kitchen Spicy Chicken Tender Sandwich, freshly made salads, gourmet coffee, freshly brewed sweet tea, Fancy Lemonade, 28-degree beer, fountain drinks with Chewy Ice and a wide range of convenience items. The new store offers 16 fueling positions with regular, diesel and ethanol-free fuel.

A wide range of Parker’s Kitchen items are prepared fresh on-site and are available seven days a week. The entire menu is handcrafted on-site from the freshest ingredients by Parker’s Kitchen chefs who take pride in cooking for the communities where they live and work.    

Parker's Team attending the ribbon cutting. DeWayne Grice

“At Parker’s, we are continuing our strategic transition from a convenience store company that sells food service to a food service company that offers convenience,” said Parker. “We are excited about the future and think Bulloch County is a great market for the Parker’s Kitchen brand.”

Parker's gives back

The company’s current Round-Up Campaign gives customers the opportunity to join forces with Parker's Kitchen to help women who are experiencing homelessness, with round-up donations benefiting Parker’s House for Women in Savannah, Ga. Parker’s matches 25% of every round-up donation in South Carolina and Georgia.

In addition, the Parker’s Community Fund supports education, healthcare and heroes while fighting hunger. In February 2023, the Parker’s Community Fund made a landmark $5 million donation to Roper/St. Francis Healthcare in Charleston, S.C to expand access to healthcare for the uninsured and the underinsured and to support caregivers across the region.

Last month, Parker’s Kitchen was recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in South Carolina in an independent survey conducted by SC Biz. In 2020, Parker’s was named the Convenience Store Chain of the Year by Convenience Store Decisions, which is the industry’s highest honor. The company has been honored by Food and Wine as one of America’s Best Convenience Stores and by Convenience Store News as the Convenience Foodservice Leader of the Year.

Since its founding in 1976, Parker’s has grown to become an award-winning company that was recently voted America’s #3 gas station brand by USA TODAY readers. The Parker’s Rewards loyalty program, which includes more than 300,000 members, has saved customers more than $15 million to date. Parker’s employs more than 1,200 professionals throughout Georgia and South Carolina and completes more than 125,000 transactions daily.